Nanaimo Brain Injury Society was presented with $13,000 in late March as the most recent recipient of charity from 100-plus Women Who Care Mid-Island. (Photo submitted)

100 mid-Island women care about brain health

100 Women Who Care Mid-Island donate $13,000 to Nanaimo Brain Injury Society

Brain health got a boost this spring thanks to more than 100 caring community members.

Nanaimo Brain Injury Society was presented with $13,000 in late March as the most recent recipient of charity from 100-plus Women Who Care Mid-Island.

Kix Citton, executive director of NBIS, said in a press release that the society was delighted to receive the donation, which will support community programs.

“Our programs are offered at no cost to individuals and caregivers,” said Citton. “This generous donation will go a long way in helping us to continue offering and growing our programs.”

Citton said brain injuries can happen to anyone at any time, and estimated that in the region there are more than 4,000 people living with effects of acquired brain injuries. NBIS serves people with those injuries as well as caregivers. Community education programs are offered for the general public, service providers and in schools, with a focus on prevention.

100-plus Women Who Care Mid Island meet quarterly, learn about the work being done by local charities, speak in favour of one charity or another, and then vote on which one to support at that meeting. The charity receiving the most votes gets $100 from each woman.

For more information about 100-plus Women Who Care, visit For more info about the brain injury society, visit

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